Exeter City kick-off their 2019/20 pre-season schedule on Friday, June 28 against Jersey FA at the Springfield Stadium in Jersey.
The Grecians headed off to Jersey on Tuesday afternoon, and will take part in a training camp in Jersey, before taking on Jersey FA on Friday in a 6:30pm kick-off.
Speaking about the trip, Exeter City manager Matt Taylor said:“It’s the first time for a number of seasons that the club have been able to take the players away. There will be some conditioning work and some team bonding and we have a game against Jersey FA on the Friday evening which is more of a showcase game and because it’s so early on in pre-season it will be very much a mixture from our point of view in terms of players and game time. I don’t want to risk any injuries, certainly to the senior members of the squad, so we’ve got to be respectful of the game but also respectful of my group of players in terms of what we put out that Friday evening.
“The players have got to come together in terms of that trip, I’ve got a good group, I’m really pleased and proud of them for what they achieved last season but we want more this season and we feel our recruitment has been strong so far, there will be more signings in the next few days and weeks, hopefully if they’re in time for Jersey they can really mix in with the lads well.”
Exeter City are the first professional English first team to take on the island side in more than a decade.
The match will be pay on the gate, and is priced at the following:
- £5 for adults
- £2 for under-16s
- Under-11s free if accompanied by an adult.
- Name: The Springfield Stadium
- Capacity: 7000 (995 in the grandstand)
- Opened: 1885, renovated 1997
The Springfield Stadium houses a purpose-built football stadium and sports centre and offers a 3G football pitch (with grandstand seating capacity for 992), Active gym, multi-purpose sports hall and more.
The Springfield Stadium is Jersey's national stadium, with its current renovations completed in 1997. Although it has a capacity of 7,000, its attendance record was set in 1971, with a crowd of 11,100 watching a match featuring Manchester Utd.
For those who are not making the trip to Jersey, full match coverage will be available on the club Twitter and Facebook accounts, as well as post-match reaction from Matt Taylor.
A highlights video will also be available next week.